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Ryan Strome
NUMBER: 18 BIRTHDATE: July 11, 1993  (AGE 21)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Mississauga, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 196 DRAFTED: NYI / 2011 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (5th overall)    Prospect Bio
- Named CCM/AHL Rookie of the Month for November and named CCM/AHL Player of the Week in consecutive weeks, becoming the third AHL player in the last 20 years to earn the honor consecutively (Blake Geoffrion, 2011; Jim Carey, 1994)
- Recalled from loan on Dec. 11. Was leading the AHL in scoring at the time with 33 points (9g/24a) in 23 games
- Made his NHL debut on Dec. 14 vs. Montreal
- Recorded his first NHL point (assist) on Dec. 20 at NY Rangers
- Scored his first NHL goal on Jan. 6 vs. Dallas
- Returned to Bridgeport on Jan. 15 after scoring four points (1g/3a) in 15 games
- Represented the Sound Tigers at the 2014 AHL All-Star Weekend in St. John’s, NL, winning the accuracy shooting event in the Skills Competition and scoring twice in the game
- Recalled under emergency conditions on Feb. 24. At the time, led Bridgeport in scoring with 49 points (13g/36a) and was second in the AHL rookie scoring race
- Had his first multi-point game (2a) and went plus-4 on Mar. 25 at Carolina
Quote of the Day

I downplayed the first one because I thought it's just a hockey game. We just want to win the game; it's against our rival and we want the two points. I downplayed it, but now having gone through the first one I look back and say, 'Geez, that was really cool.' I think as I've grown a bit older I've got a lot more appreciation for what we're allowed to do every day.

— Capitals forward Brooks Laich on the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh